Supporting Your Studies

The Student Support Centre

The Student Support Centre, located in the Minerva Building, is where you can find out how to access support services across the University of Lincoln. The Student Support team is here to ensure that you can access all of our services and information. Our friendly and helpful staff can help with a wide range of queries from student ID cards, general advice and information, and directions around the campus.

The Advice Service is also based in the Student Support Centre and is a free, confidential and impartial service available to all students. Our team can advise you of your rights and responsibilities across a wide range of subjects, such as accommodation issues, money or debt, all areas of student funding, employment, welfare benefits, legal issues, and immigration. Student Support services, resources and contact details, can be found on their website.

The Student Wellbeing Team

If you have a disability, a medical condition, a learning difference, or mental health problem, the Student Wellbeing team are here for you. Located in the Student Wellbeing Centre on the Brayford Pool Campus, the team offers support and advice with any issues or challenges you may face during your studies. A team of Wellbeing Advisors, Mental Health Advisors, and Counsellors provide advice and guidance on how to make the most of your time at university. Student Wellbeing services, resources, and contact details, can be found on their website.

Drop-in services are available for students who need to discuss a personal problem or receive one-to-one advice. Drop-in sessions are available for all University of Lincoln support services. Please note the drop-in sessions operate on a first-come, first-served basis, with social distancing measures put in place. For more information on opening and drop in times please visit the Student Services website.

Personal Tutors

All students at Lincoln Medical School are allocated a personal tutor. Your personal tutor is trained to support all aspects of your student journey and aims to help you reach your full potential and to encourage you develop professionally and personally as a medical student, preparing you to become a future doctor.

You will be allocated to a personal tutor for the whole of your course and you are expected to meet with them at set times throughout your studies to review and reflect on your progress and to set developmental goals. You will be expected to keep an Early Years Personal Tutor and Reflection portfolio which you will receive during the introduction to personal tutoring and development session that is timetabled as part of your induction.

Your personal tutor can:

  • Support you in encouraging your self-appraisal, reflection, and goal-setting (skills expected of all doctors with the requirement to evidence in their annual review)
  • Act as a gateway to the wider support available at the Lincoln Medical School and the universities
  • Provide a reference for employment and act as a professional 'friend'.

We have created a package which provides details of personal tutoring and student support and development that you should be aware of. Find out more.

Personal Tutors are supported by the Senior Tutor for Lincoln Medical School, Dr Jessica Hodgson. Please contact Dr Hodgson with any questions about student support provision within the Medical School:

Peer Mentoring

The University of Nottingham School of Medicine runs a Peer Mentoring programme for all first year medical students to help their transition into higher education. It involves near-peer students supporting new students as they enter and progress through their first year at medical school. Peer Mentors are experienced students further on in their education (a year or more above) who have received additional training to enable them to help, guide, and signpost students to a variety of useful resources.

This year, incoming Lincoln Medical School students will be assigned a senior Lincoln Medical student Peer Mentor to support them during the transition into medical school. The Peer Mentors have received additional training to undertake this role.

Disability Support

We are strongly committed to equality of opportunity for all students and to providing ongoing support with a focus on providing accessible services and supporting students in completing their courses to their potential. Full information on the range of support and services available for students is available at

Disclosure and Confidentiality

It is your responsibility to ensure that we are aware of your situation. You can alert us to your condition by:

  • Direct contact with appropriate services such as Academic Support or Student Wellbeing
  • Indicating disability on the annual registration form
  • Direct contact with appropriate staff e.g. the Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) for your school (Dr Jessica Hodgson) or your personal tutor.

Early disclosure to us is essential to ensure the timely provision of appropriate support services and reasonable adjustments.

The information you give will be processed and held in the University administration systems and used for the administration of your academic related support and any other legitimate university purpose. In doing so, the University will observe at all times the data protection principles embodied in the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations. The University of Nottingham Disclosure and Confidentiality Policy can be found on their website.

Academic Support and Disability Support

The Student Wellbeing Team can offer support and guidance on academic support and disability support via a team of trained advisors and assessors. They are located in the Marina Building on the Brayford Pool Campus and can be contacted on 01522886400 or

The Student Wellbeing team can assist with queries regarding:

  • Admissions and registration
  • Assessments in relation to disability and dyslexia and recommendations to academic staff about reasonable adjustments in the learning, teaching, and assessment environments.
  • For home students, assessment for and access to Disabled Student’s Allowances (DSA) which can provide equipment and support from trained non-medical helpers.
  • Recommendations for adjustments to arrangements for examination and assessment
  • Timetabling arrangements
  • Access to alternative formats such as Braille and Large Print
  • Individual specialist support for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties
  • Access to specialist technology in libraries
  • Liaison with libraries for enhanced services such as extended loans
  • Residential accommodation adjustments.

University of Lincoln Assessment Centre

The University of Lincoln Assessment Centre (ULAC) can provide a needs assessment to identify any support you may require in your studies. This service can be accessed via the ULAC webpage:

Contact Us

Lincoln Medical School


t: +44(0)1522 837070